Trust us when we say, for many conservatives, the thirst was real for wanting Paul Ryan to be the Republican Nominee for 2016!
Much like your friend that continues to badger you on going out with a “cool girl he knows”, when there are already guys having a metaphorical dick measuring contest to get her attention; Speaker of the House Paul Ryan tells conservatives he’s not interested in the GOP nomination.
Many conservatives – along with conservative media outlets – have been trying to “ship” Speaker Ryan with the 2016 GOP nomination for the past couple of weeks in hopes that he would be the party’s presidential nominee. But today in a press conference, Speaker Ryan said in no uncertain terms, “let me be clear: I do not want, nor will I accept, the Republican nomination.”
He went on to talk about how there is still a lot of work to do in the House as well as how the Republican Party should be about “solutions” by siding with the people.
For many with (or who support) the GOP Establishment, Speaker Ryan was their best chance of having a candidate that they felt could be “electable” and shared the traditional values of the Republican Party. Currently both GOP primary front-runners, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, are looked at as political outsiders among many Republicans. Not to mention, both Trump and Cruz poll poorly when put against Hillary Clinton in a general election thus far.
It will be interesting to see where the GOP goes after this announcement, because many had looked at Speaker Ryan as the party’s last hope coming out of the chaos to what looks to be a brokered Republican Convention.
As Lindsey Graham once said, choosing between Trump and Cruz is, “like being shot or poisoned.” If the GOP primaries continue to go as they are, for many Republicans that could be exactly how they feel going into the party’s convention this summer.
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